Bovada is an online casino, sportsbook and racebook that welcomes players from the United States. Bovada offers a rewards system, welcome bonuses and a slew of weekly promotions, including reload bonuses.

And Bovada now accepts Bitcoin as a payment method, with NO TRANSACTION FEES!

Click here to open your account at Bovada!

$250 or $500 Sports Welcome Bonus

In order to claim the Sports Welcome Bonus, you be a new Bovada customer who is creating a valid account and making a deposit for the first time.

If you can make your first deposit via Bitcoin (which we highly recommend), then redeem the Bovada Sports promo code BVSBITCOIN50 and Bovada will match your initial deposit by 50 percent up to $500.

Bovada Sports Bonus Code (for Bitcoin)

Otherwise, if you plan to make your first deposit with a credit card, then you will receive a 50% bonus up to a maximum of a $250 bonus. The bonus is automatically applied unless the client opts out, and no bonus code is required to receive this standard Sportsbook welcome bonus.

This is the default welcome bonus for all new customers.

Customers can use the bonus money at the sportsbook, racebook and even the casino, although there are coupon codes you can use if you plan on mostly playing at the casino.

The rollover requirement on the bonus – which is required before you can withdraw the bonus amount – varies based on where and how you play. The bonus for sports and horses require a 5x rollover, and the casino bonus requires a 25x rollover. The rollover applies to both the deposit and the bonus. Therefore, if a punter deposited $500, made three $50 football bets and played the rest on slots, the wagering requirement for the sports bets would be ($300 x 5x) $1,500, and the wagering requirement for the blackjack bets would be ($700 x 25x) $17,500.

With sports betting and horses, the rollover requirement of 5x is VERY EASY to satisfy. And the bonus is CASHABLE once you’ve met those requirements, so you can withdraw that bonus money if you wish!

Avoid Transaction Fees with Bitcoin

Bovada now accepts Bitcoin as a deposit method and a withdrawal method – with NO TRANSACTION FEES! This is very important to know because after your first deposit – which is free to make – Bovada will charge you a transaction fee when making a deposit via credit card.

The fee for a Visa deposit is 4.9% and for Mastercard it’s 6.9%. Your first deposit is free, with no transaction fees if you deposit via credit card, but beware, all subsequent credit card deposits will charge you this fee. That’s where Bitcoin comes in. All your deposits AND your withdrawals will have ZERO transaction costs.

And using Bitcoin is easy. If you don’t have a Bitcoin wallet or account, we recommend opening an online account at Coinbase just to BUY bitcoin. You are not allowed to use Coinbase for any gambling. Then move those Bitcoins to Blockchain.info or BreadWallet on your smartphone. And from there, you may deposit Bitcoin into your new Bovada account.

If you make a deposit with Bitcoin, be sure to redeem either the Bovada Sports Bitcoin Bonus Code BVSBITCOIN50 or the Bovada Casino Bitcoin Bonus Code BVCBITCOIN150 to maximize your bonuses!

$3,000 or $4,500 Casino Welcome Bonus

You have two choices for your welcome bonus for the Bovada Casino, both of which are available to all new customers and may be claimed three times each. A bonus code IS required here. If you do not use a bonus code, the system will default to the $250 Sports Welcome Bonus on the first deposit, which is not as lucrative.

If you can make a deposit into the Bovada Casino with Bitcoin, then you should redeem promo code BVCBITCOIN150 which offers a massive 150% deposit bonus for up to $1,500. This is redeemable up to the 3 times for a total of $4,500 in casino bonuses.

Bovada Casino Bonus Code (for Bitcoin)

You can read more details on the Bovada bonus codes here.

If you plan on making your first deposit with a credit card, then redeem coupon code NEWWELCOME. Bovada Casino will match the initial deposit by 100 percent up to $1,000, and this bonus code can also be redeemed up to 3 times for a total bonus of $3,000.

Bovada Casino Bonus Code (for Credit Cards)

The wagering requirement for both promo codes are 25x the deposit and bonus amounts. You may play a variety of games to satisfy the 25x wagering requirement, but not all games fully contribute to the requirement. All wagers on slots will count 100% towards the requirements, but other games less so. Consult the chart below:

Wagering Contributions

Refer-A-Friend Bonus

Refer a friend and earn. When a person joins Bovada and indicates a referrer, that member receives a bonus based on the new member’s initial deposit. The bonus is worth 200 percent of the initial deposit up to $100. Therefore, if the new member deposits $50, the referrer would receive a $100 bonus. The bonus is available for use at the casino, sportsbook and racebook and in the poker room. The wagering requirement depends on where the bonus is used: 5x for sports, 6x for poker and 30x for the casino.

Bovada Rewards

Bovada offers a rewards program which gives players the opportunity to earn points to exchange for bonuses, cashback, and more. As you place real money bets in the sportsbook, or real money wagers in the casino, you earn Rewards Points. The amount of points you earn varies based on which game you’re playing, as shown in the table below:

Game/WagerPoints Earned Per $1 Wagered
Video Poker, Table Games, Blackjack1
Sport Bets (Singles)3
Slot Games5
Specialty games, Sports Teasers15
Round Robin Bets, Parlays25
Racebook Straight Wager40
Racebook Exotics/Multiples60

You can then convert these points to cash. All players starting out can convert 2,500 points for $1. However, there are 6 tiers which allow you to convert at an even better rate. In addition to converting points for cash, all players also receive cashback on their loses. The rate starts at 5% and can increase all the way up to 15%! This means if you happen to earn enough points for the highest tier (Hall of Fame) 15% of all of your loses would be automatically returned to you.

You can see all of the tiers and benefits in the table below:

 StarterRookieProAll-StarLegendHall of Fame
Points Required02,50025,000150,0001,000,0005,000,000
Redemption Conversion Rate2,500 Points = $12,500 Points = $11,666 Points = $11,250 Points = $11,000 Points = $11,000 Points = $1
Cashback %5%5.5%7%8.5%10%15%

So looking at the levels, if you were to earn 1,000,000 Rewards Points, you would become a Legend. This means every 1,000 points can be converted into $1 AND 10% of your losses would be returned to you. Once you reach a tier you can never lose your status. So once you’re a legend, you’ll always be a legend… until you reach the hall of fame!

You can view your current status and convert points by going to My Account – Manage Rewards at the Bovada website.

Bovada Rewards Terms

Bets placed while playing live dealer games do not earn rewards points. Online poker rake/fees do not earn points either. All rewards points converted must be cleared by wagering 2x the amount in the sportsbook or 10x in the casino. Cashback on losses from the previous day is automatically deposited into player’s accounts daily before 5PM ET. This must also be cleared by wagering 1x the amount earned in the sportsbook, casino or poker.

Live Dealer Games

Looking to play along with real dealers and real people? Bovada now offers live dealer games! Experience the feel of Vegas 24/7. These live dealer tables are hosted by a real dealer who will chat and assist you, just like at a live B&M casino.

Bovada offers the following live dealer games:

  • Blackjack (Stakes from $10 to $1,000 per hand)
  • Roulette (Stakes from $1 to $3,000 per spin)
  • Baccarat (Stakes from $5 to $2,500 per hand)
  • Super6 (Stakes from $5 to $2,500 per hand)

They offer a wide variety of dealers as well. The play is much slower paced than playing by yourself, of course. But it’s also enhanced by the live action, chat, and excitement of placing real Vegas style bets!

Ready to play? Click here to open your account at Bovada!

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